Detroit Tigers Links: Tigers' baserunning among worst in majors in 2012 & Josh Hamilton's suitors

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Much to the surprise of no one, the Tigers were bad in the baserunning department in 2012; five Detroit Tigers who need to bounce back in 2013; and R.A. Dickey could be relocating soon. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Detroit Tigers lookahead: Infield appears to be set after team picks up option on Jhonny Peralta
MLive.com, Chris Iott

The Tigers have stars Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera locked up. Omar Infante is signed through 2013, and the Tigers picked up a team option on shortstop Jhonny Peralta.

Tigers Among Worst in Majors in Base Running in 2012
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas

As most of you probably noticed without looking at numbers, the Tigers did not have a lot of speed or base running skill in 2012.

Report: Tigers doing 'due diligence' on Diamondbacks' Justin Upton
Detroit Free Press, Brian Manzullo

Remember the rumors swirling before the July trade deadline about the Detroit Tigers' possible interest in Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton? Well... they're back.

Five Detroit Tigers Who Need To Bounce Back In 2013
Motor City Bengals, Matt Snyder

Can't really argue with any of these.

Josh Hamilton’s unlikely trio of suitors: Baltimore, Milwaukee and Seattle?
Big League Stew, Kevin Kaduk

The hot stove season is upon us and the three teams that have lately been linked to the market's top free agent are the Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers.

Mets shopping R.A. Dickey as extension talks stall
HardballTalk, Aaron Gleeman

So much for yesterday's talk about R.A. Dickey and the Mets making progress in their contract extension negotiations, I guess.

The X Collection, Part 1: Baseball's Pulp Fiction
Baseball Nation, Jim Baker

The first of a series in which some of the greatest paper collectibles in baseball history are examined.

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